ASC supply chain tip: Limit storage locations

Alpharetta, Ga.-based Surgical Information Systems Chief Nursing Officer Ann Geier, RN, shared three tips for ASCs to improve inventory management practices on the company's blog.

One of the insights she shared:

"If you add a new location, implement rules and processes to help ensure supplies always go to their appropriate locations (a worthwhile rule if you have multiple locations). During the initial few months that staff are using the new storage location, audit the location regularly to assess whether the appropriate items are going into it. Staff may start putting other items into the new storage area if it's convenient for them rather than [returning] the items to a now less-convenient location."

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